Parents 1st UK attends roundtable discussion with The Duchess of Cambridge

Yesterday (22/09/20), Parents 1st UK and affiliate programme, Island House Community Parent Programme, were amongst the 8 organisations invited to a roundtable with The Duchess of Cambridge to discuss parent-to-parent support. Keen to learn about the different types of peer support available throughout the nation, Her Royal Highness invited experts in the field to share the impact their work has on parents’ health and wellbeing.

We share the key takeaways from the meeting in our latest blog...

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IMHAW: Seeing the world through babies' eyes

Infant mental health is central to the development of good mental, physical and emotional wellbeing for future generations. 

The theme for this year’s Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (IMHAW) is “Seeing the world through babies’ eyes”. 

The brain and emotional development of babies is greatly influenced by their experiences of the world and those around them. These experiences are moulded by the interactions with their parents or primary caregivers and are the foundation of infant mental wellbeing.

Parents 1st Essex's Health Practitioner, Emma Finalyson, explains how video (VIG) can be a powerful tool for enabling parents to see the world through babies' eyes... 

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How can volunteer initiatives reduce pressure on professional services?

Parents 1st Essex describes how quality perinatal peer support can operate in collaboration with maternity and perinatal mental health services to address the gap in personalised, informal support that many parents need during pregnancy, birth and beyond.

“We’re not there to do the job of midwives, nurses, or any other professionals, but what we can do is offer women our time when it is most needed, allowing the professionals to do their jobs, knowing their patient has got the emotional support they need.”

Annette, Parents 1st Essex Volunteer

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Introducing Solace Peer Support

Solace (Solace Peer Support CIC) is a social enterprise, that believes that basic social support can make an enormous difference to the most vulnerable families. 

Giving your child the best start to life, can be very difficult when facing the stress of homelessness/poor housing, extreme poverty and a range of other social challenges. The impacts of social deprivation during pregnancy and the initial postnatal period; can impact across all aspects of life, both short and long term...

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Welcome to the home of good quality peer support in pregnancy, birth & beyond...

Anyone and everyone can find out more about developing a perinatal volunteer peer support initiative and the benefits it provides, access guidance and download FREE tools to get a new initiative up and running or develop an existing one.

The benefits of quality peer support to mothers, fathers, babies and communities are profound.

For this reason, Parents 1st have launched a brand-new website to enable more effective perinatal volunteering and peer support programmes to flourish.

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